The street celebrations – flags waving and the USA, USA chant – made me uncomfortable. It was ‘off’ – looked like zealotry, something we’ve seen quite enough of in places like Iran.
I think the response from the people of a nation upon ‘smiting’ the one who so grievously wounded them should be as serious as the offense and should be somber. It’s a serious business, not a football game.
And I hate people wrapping themselves in the flag. Also. Anyway.